The Palace Believes Meghan Markle's Racism Allegations Will Go Away if Ignored—Book

Meghan Markle's racism allegations are being ignored in the palace in the hope they "will go away," a royal source told a biography.

The Duchess of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey an unnamed royal expressed concern about how dark her unborn child's skin might be in the most damaging accusation of her bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.

Prince Harry told the star interviewer how the incident happened "right at the beginning" and left him "a bit shocked."

However, according to the biography Finding Freedom, inside the Monarchy there is a belief the scandal can simply be ignored.

A royal source told the authors: "There is a feeling that if it's ignored it will go away but surely by now they should have learned that that never happens?"

The staff member quoted was said by co-authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand to have been "horrified" by the claims.

The revelation comes in a new epilogue to the re-released paperback edition of the biography, which caused waves when the hardback came out last summer.

The new version, available to buy from Tuesday, August 31, the anniversary of Princess Diana's death, quotes a source saying full accountability has not been taken by the royals since the Oprah tell-all.

Scobie and Durand write: "The Queen's 'recollections may vary' comment 'did not go unnoticed' by the couple, who a close source said were 'not surprised' that full ownership was not taken."

They quote a friend of Meghan saying: "Months later and little accountability has been taken. How can you move forward without that?"

However, despite the aftermath, Meghan found it liberating to share experiences she had been keeping locked up until that point, the book states.

Finding Freedom reads: "All the things she had kept to herself or been too afraid to say [as a working member of the royal family] she felt safe to finally share. It was liberating."

Meghan Markle in Fiji
Meghan Markle unveils a new statue commemorating Sergeant Talaiasi Labalaba on October 25, 2018 in Nadi, Fiji, on their official 16-day Royal Tour that year. Karwai Tang/WireImage/Getty Images

Not so for Prince William, who is described in the book as being angry at the royal family's dirty laundry being aired publicly.

The authors wrote: "Prince William, said sources, was understood to be 'furious' that private family matters were being discussed in the public domain but is unlikely to ever comment on the claims again.

"A source close to the Sussexes shared that 'while emotions are still raw and it is still difficult, it will force people to talk in order for the healing to begin. The immediate reaction was not positive. It will take time to get past the hurt. There has to be some acknowledgment of understanding about what the Sussexes went through in order for there to be progress'."

Other bombshell updates in the new edition include the revelation that Meghan and Harry were photographed by the paparazzi after a medical appointment related to her miscarriage in July last year, 2020.

The book reads: "What should have been a deeply personal moment quickly became the top story on the Daily Mail Online, with a dozen photos of the masked couple getting into a Cadillac SUV."

Scobie and Durand also wrote that several royals were "quietly pleased" Meghan did not make Prince Philip's funeral after her physician did not clear her to fly in the later stages of her pregnancy with daughter Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.

The book reads: "In truth, several members of the royal family are understood to have been 'quietly pleased' that Meghan stayed in California because they 'didn't want a circus' or, commented a senior royal source, 'the Duchess creating a spectacle'."